No claim of compensation against customs officials

KARACHI: An owner of goods has not entitled for claiming compensation from customs officials for any damage done during lawful detention. Read more »

Tax Amendment Ordinance: highlights of changes in customs law

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday issued salient features of to highlight amendments to Customs Act, 1969 made through Tax Law (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. Read more »

Tax Amendment Ordinance: Customs officials empowered using firearms in the line of duty

ISLAMABAD: The government has authorized customs officials to use firearms in the line of duty to prevent smuggling and other illegal activities. Read more »

Convicted persons to display names at business places

KARACHI: A person, who is convicted in an office of smuggling, is required to display notice of conviction for a period of three months. Read more »

No legal proceeding against customs officials while exercising powers

KARACHI: Customs laws protect officials from legal proceedings in case anything done in good faith while exercising powers. Read more »

Harsh penalties for pilferage of transshipped goods

KARACHI: Customs laws has defined harsh penalties for pilferage or replaced enroute of transshipment of goods without payment of duty. Read more »

Penalties for smuggling under Pakistan’s customs law

KARACHI: Award of death sentence has been prescribed for smuggling of narcotic drugs under Customs law of Pakistan. Read more »

Importers require filing declaration within 10 days of goods arrival

KARACHI: Importers are required to file goods declaration within 10 days of arrival of goods at the port of entry. Read more »

Customs to secure deferential duty, taxes on provisional assessment

KARACHI: Importers are liable to deposit bank guarantee against deferential amount assessed provisionally by customs authorities on those consignments, which required further examination. Read more »

Provisional release of offended imported goods

KARACHI: The collector of customs has been empowered to allow provisional release of imported goods, on which any offence is detected, against duty and payment and submission of bank guarantee for penalty... Read more »

Customs empowered to stop vessel departure till payment of dues

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has been empowered to refuse clearance of vessel until payment of dues including port dues and other charges and penalties. Read more »

Repayment of drawback of export on imported goods explained

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has explained repayment of drawback of the export on imported goods under Customs Act 1969. Read more »